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William Hill Staff Allegedly Siphoned $280K from Betting Kiosks

Posted on: February 10, 2023, 02:30h. 

Final up to date on: February 10, 2023, 02:48h.

Two Nevada William Hill workers are accused of tampering with sports activities betting kiosks as a part of a scheme to embezzle greater than $280K from the corporate, 8 Information Now has found.

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A buyer on the SLS Las Vegas, now the Sahara, utilizing a William Hill kiosk. The Nevada Gaming Fee helped uncover a conspiracy among the many sports activities betting operator’s workers to embezzle from the machines. (Picture: Getty)

Shravan Singh, a supervisor, and Paige Steiner, a customer support agent, used inside laptop applications to fraudulently load cash onto William Hill kiosks throughout Nevada, in response to courtroom paperwork. This might permit co-conspirators to print and redeem altered kiosk vouchers for money, prosecutors declare.

William Hill, now owned by Caesars Leisure, is the most important sports activities betting operator in Nevada, with greater than 100 retailers all through the state.

3,000 Infractions

Different William Hill employees alleged to have taken half within the conspiracy are named in courtroom paperwork seen by 8 Information Now. However the CBS-affiliated information channel has declined to call them as a result of they haven’t but been arrested.

Singh is accused of constructing round 3,000 fraudulent money changes on 166 separate dates between October 2021 and January 19 of this yr, when he was fired by William Hill.

His job was to supervise the “day-to-day reporting of any money changes on kiosks over $500, which might be categorized as ‘unaccounted for cash,’” in response to courtroom paperwork.

Because of Singh’s place, and his involvement, the embezzlement was not initially caught by William Hill,” prosecutors wrote. “Singh’s participation prevented the reporting to compliance of not solely his fraudulent money changes however [others] as effectively.”

When an inside audit by the sports activities betting operator uncovered anomalies, it notified the Nevada Gaming Fee (NGC), which started an investigation in December 2022.

Caught within the Act

NGC detectives started monitoring Singh’s laptop exercise, which confirmed him serving to Steiner redeem vouchers at tampered kiosks throughout the Las Vegas valley, in response to prosecutors.

William Hill kiosks seize photographs of customers and retailer info on transactions, which allowed investigators to determine the suspected culprits.

Primarily based on the annual reviews from Singh and every co-conspirator, there was no justification as to why they had been noticed at so many kiosks withdrawing vouchers and cashing out massive sums of cash,” investigators stated.

“Not one of the suspects had any wagering historical past, which might counsel they’d gained hundreds of {dollars},” they added. “Due to this fact, [it was] concluded the one objective every suspect noticed on the numerous kiosks [had] was to help Singh in embezzling cash from William Hill.”

Steiner appeared in a Las Vegas courtroom on Thursday and was launched on her personal recognizance. She and Singh face lots of of counts on costs together with embezzlement, forgery, forgery by altering laptop knowledge, and conspiracy to commit embezzlement, courtroom information present.